Fulking Parish Council along with Poynings, Newtimber, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer, Clayton and Pyecombe Parish Councils were the original supporters of starting up a community led bus service linking those parishes with Hassocks some twenty years ago.
The bus services commenced on the 17th January 1993. Each parish paid a nominal £1 to become members which allowed us to provide a bus service to the parishes. It also entitled the residents and not-for-profit organisations within the parishes to hire the community bus whenever it wasn’t being used on the bus services.
The bus services that we provide are available to any member of the public and we accept all English disabled and pensioner bus passes.
However the service we provide is loss making but nevertheless considered by those who use it as an essential service. It has this problem in common with many rural bus services. The volunteers that provide the service do so without any form of payment whatsoever. As we are a charitable organisation we cannot make a profit. Most of our income is generated by private hires enabling us to plough this back into the organisation and thus continue to provide a bus service to rural communities.
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Hassocks Parish Council